New research has been released from a recent select conference on the future of media, and it suggests online Canadians have a strong commitment to broadly defined field of news and information. On average they spend 2.3 hours consuming it from a variety of sources, with TV holding a small edge on the Internet and newspapers.
The Canadian Media Research Consortium report indicates online Canadians like the speed and visual qualities of the Internet, the reliability of television and the depth of newspapers. Having said that, the Internet is also used for deeper dives.
What is also clear from the report is an emerging visual culture. While older Canadians like their text, younger ones want stories told visually.
Disclosure: I am on the advisory board of the consortium.